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Fear if left alone will only grow bigger. And if confronted can reap so many unexpectedly beautiful things. Such a small choice like deciding to go out with a new friend or trying a new restaurant, a new way home, […]

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Life is not supposed to be easy. We’re not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We’re grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We’re built to withstand hardship and to be supple and […]

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That’s the thought that overpowered me over a decade ago when I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work part-time as a private investigator. And it’s visiting me again. It’s so easy for me to fall into the trap of fear. […]

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You ever wake up to a nightmare of a day? The type of day that makes you want to get back into bed, pull the covers over your head and try again tomorrow? Maybe your inbox is flooded with people […]

Most people understand the concept of surrender. Dictionary.com defines it as the following: “1. to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to thepolice. 2. to give (oneself) up, as to the police. 3. to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion,etc.: He surrendered himself to a life of hardship. 4. to give up, abandon, or relinquish (comfort, hope, etc.). 5. to yield or resign (an office, privilege, etc.) in favor of another.” When it comes to surrendering our things, thoughts, or ideas, the concept may not be difficult to swallow. […]

I guarantee our ancestors were better at it than we are. They didn’t have smart phones back then, or tablets, or digital notebooks. They looked to the stars for guidance and their hearts for hope. And when it got really […]

It’s  not your annoying neighbor, your stingy boss, your selfish ex or that guy who cut in front of you at the grocery store. The often difficult pill to swallow is that the one person standing between you and your […]